Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Life

The Reed Health & Counseling Center is closed for medical and counseling services during the summer break. Medical and mental health resources available to students during the summer can be found below or in the Summer Break Guide for Students. The HCC will re-open for medical and counseling services on August 31, 2020. During the summer break, administrative staff in the HCC are available during our business hours of 9am-5pm to assist students with general questions, health record requests, requests to return from a leave of absence, and referrals to community providers. For assistance, please call the HCC at 503-777-7281 or email health-services@reed.edu. Phone calls and emails will be returned within 1 business day.

For prescription refills during summer break, please contact your pharmacist or your local provider. 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. For immediate assistance on-campus, please contact Community Safety at 503-788-6666.

During summer break students can talk with a free, confidential counselor by calling the Reed Counseling Hotline at 866/432-1224, available 24/7. Please see counseling hotline FAQs here. For medical advice, please call our nurse advice line, Fonemed, at 800/214-4469. Additional counseling and medical support resources are listed under Safety & Support Resources.

Announcements 

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy

The HCC is pleased to announce that our medical providers are prescribing gender-affirming hormone therapy. If you already have a provider, the HCC providers can coordinate care with them.


An important message regarding the privacy of all Reed students

The HCC staff are governed by federal statutes in healthcare and college health, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974). These acts protect the private information of students in college and their health care records. Conversations between the patient and HCC staff are private, unless the patient requests that another individual be included in the release of private information. Whenever possible, this permission must be in writing. Patient visitors and individuals accompanying the patient to the HCC are included in the purview of HIPAA and FERPA. Please keep in mind that HCC staff can neither confirm, nor deny that a student is currently being seen or has been seen at the HCC, unless a signed release of information is in the student's medical record. We ask that the Reed community and parents respect the student's right to privacy.


Come speak to our HCC medical staff about PrEP!

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a pill for those at high risk for HIV. Taken daily, it can block HIV. PrEP is the daily use of antiretroviral medications in combination with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of HIV infection in an HIV-negative person.

The HCC medical providers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your individual situation and the options open to you regarding PrEP. Before PrEP is prescribed, HIV testing and symptom history must exclude an HIV infection. It is to be used along with regular HIV/STI testing, as well as periodic counseling and support around adherence and sexual choices.

PrEP is recommended by the CDC and WHO as part of a comprehensive prevention approach for individuals at substantial risk of HIV infection.

For more information please visit https://cdc.gov/hiv/risk/prep/index.html.